to the web-book resource for Liberty Seated Dime varieties and
Gerry Fortin Rare Coins; desirable coins for Seated and Bust collectors.
Gerry Fortin has been
collecting and researching Liberty Seated Dime since 1988 and
launched his Liberty Seated Dimes - Die Varieties, 1837 - 1891
web-book during 2004. The web-book expanded die variety knowledge
beyond the efforts of Kamal Ahwash and Brian Greer in their respective
numismatic research guides. Contained within the Fortin web-book
is a wealth of new information about Liberty Seated Dime die varieties,
die states and rarity coupled with a presentation format using
free to link to web-book content for numismatic purposes, while
written content, images, rarity estimates and pricing guides are
copyrighted by the author and must be accurately referenced as
to the source in other paper or online publications.
Authorized Dealer, Member ANA, CAC, FUN,
JRCS and LSCC
Fortin's Featured Offerings for Astute Collectors
States Coins World
Coin Expo October 21 - 24, 2015 - Table 210 with Jim Poston
Numismatic Association, NY, October 31 - November 1, 2015 - Liberty
Seated Dime Set Exhibit
Whitman Baltimore Show - November 5 - 8, 2015 - Table TBD with
W. David Perkins
Shanghai Yunzhou Antique Mall Show - Shanghai, China - November
13 - 15, 2015 - GFRC Booth
FUN Show - January 7- 10, 2016 - Table TBD with W. David Perkins
3: Jason Feldman publishes his Liberty
Seated Dime Basic Set in the Open
Registry and announces he is the owner of the Eliasberg
1845-O PCGS MS69 dime. Jason is positioned between Tom
Bender and Gerry
Fortin for top set honors now that the Gardner set is retired.
Dale Miller provides an update for many of his Liberty Seated
dime sets also. Finally, John Okerson provides substantial updates
to his Seated half dime sets. Lots of updating today!
30: The October
E-Gobrecht issue is already published and online at
link. Recent issues are growing larger with incremental
content. The October issue is the first time that the E-Gobrecht
offers paid advertising and GFRC to proud to be participating.
21: Added a Simplified
Chinese language version of the Daily Blog in support of
GFRC Shanghai agent, Harry Zhang. The Chinese version in PDF
format will be updated on a daily basis along with the English
18: Today is web-book maintenance day. Added 1876-S
Type I F-122 to web-book; this new discovery by Dr. Tim
Cook features bold repunching below the 18 digit. Also added
With Arrows F-109 with sufficient diagnostics for attribution.
Finally, I've updated the 1876-S
Gallery page and it is now current.
13: The GFRC NGC/PCGS Certified Pricelist has been separated
into two pricelists due to growing inventory size and slow download
speed. If you have set the "TPG_Pricelist.htm" link
as a Favorite then please reset your GFRC Favorites links to
Just click on these links and save as Favorites....thank you.
Seated Collectors Club - 2013 Hall of Fame
Awards - Liberty Seated Dime Collection
Best Presented Sets 2006, Best
Classic Sets 2007 - 2013, Platinum
Presented Sets of 2004, Most
Informative Signature Set 2007
Weekly Website - 2009
Hall of Fame Award, December
to the definitive resource for Estes Model Rocketry Kit collectors.
Model Rocket Kit Collecting Guide
kit database pages are updated and reflect eBay sales from February
2008 through June 2011. Recorded pricing observation in the database
now stands at 9680 entries. All updated kit prices and totals
are black colored. Due
to a very busy 2011 business schedule, I had no choice but to
place the Estes Kit Database on hold. I did manage to collect
eBay kit pricing into the June 2011 timeframe and those prices
are published. There are a number of new kit variety listings
so checking the revised database could be worthwhile for serious
5: Starting to update eBay pricing results in all three databases
for the March-May 2013 timeframe. This update will be done by
end of day May 6. My apology for not paying attention to the Estes
databases for a long period of time. On average, it appears prices
for original and problem free Estes kits are climbing.
5: Added K-45
1970 and 1971
Astron Beta, 1340
Scud B and 1367
Vindicator individual kit description pages. Added K-23 Big
Bertha pictorial guide page.
6: Added rare K Kit group (X-Ray, Beta, Apogee II, Big Bertha,
Thor Agena) with pre Damon yellow hang tags and countdown hang
tags to the database and pictorial guide. I won the X-Ray and
Apogee II kit and should have big higher for the Beta kit. This
was a once in several year opportunity to acquire early K Kits
in original condition.
pictorial pages also provide links into kit description pages
inside the database. To my knowledge, this Estes database is becoming
the most comprehensive study of Estes model rocket kit packaging
and artwork varieties ever assembled.